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Union Lawsuits Over The Shutdown Are Stalled Because Government Lawyers Can’t Go To Work

A federal employees’ union lawsuit against the Trump administration over the shutdown is tied up in court because federal attorneys at the Justice Department have been ordered not to work. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and other labor groups have sued President Donald Trump, claiming that forcing thousands of government employees to work without receiving regular paychecks violates ...

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Union: Give Us Money Or Employees Who Are Veterans Will Kill Themselves

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie is furious after a federal union president said that if politicians don’t end the partial government shutdown, federal employees who are veterans will kill themselves. Edward M. Canales, a local union president with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), told ABC News that he’s received calls from veterans who aren’t able to support their ...

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Federal Worker Union Sues Trump Over Shutdown

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) sued the Trump administration Monday for “essential” government employees being “forced” to work without pay. Many federal employees designated as “essential” personnel are working through the government shutdown but may miss regular paychecks until Congress and President Donald Trump agree on a spending package. The AFGE suit, brought on behalf of two federal ...

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Social Security Administration Tells Public Sector Union It Has Three Weeks To Move Out Of Federal Office Space

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has given the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) about three weeks to turn in all government issued equipment and vacate the government offices the union is currently using, Federal News Radio reports.

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Union Sues Trump For Telling Fed Workers To Stop Doing So Much Union Business On Taxpayers’ Dime


  by Tim Pearce A federal workers union sued President Donald Trump Wednesday over an executive order limiting the amount of time federal workers can spend conducting union business on official time, Bloomberg reported. Trump signed the order on May 25 with several others prohibiting federal workers from collecting pay for time spent lobbying the government, charging rent to union workers using ...

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Trump, Vets Praise Passage of VA Mission Act, Union Continues to Grumble

Donald Trump Veterans Affairs TeleHealth Event 8-3-17

The Senate passed the VA Mission Act of 2018 on Wednesday which provides additional funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs and makes several changes allowing Veterans more access to care. While the president and veterans praise this important step to improving healthcare for vets, labor unions aren’t as happy. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) union again voiced ...

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Veterans applaud house passage of VA Mission Act; Unions … not so much

Donald Trump Vietnam 11-10-17 veterans event

The White House and veterans groups celebrated the passage of the VA Mission Act through the House of Representative, but a government employee unions spoke out against the vote. “On behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America members—veterans with spinal cord injury or disease—their families, and caregivers, we applaud the House of Representatives for its passage today of the VA MISSION ...

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President Trump Freezes Federal Hiring in Bid to Shrink Government

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday freezing all hiring by federal agencies with the exception of  the military. The executive order lines up with promises that Trump made on policies he would persue in his first 100 days. The federal government employees union objected almost immediately. “President Trump’s action will disrupt government programs and services that benefit everyone ...

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